Culinary Cooking Classes with Joanne Weir

Teaching is what I love to do most! I realized that a long time ago when I taught fine art to high school kids in Boston. Though I liked it, I quickly realized that my students weren't quite as excited about art as I was! Luckily food is my other passion, and when I paired the two, teaching and food, I found what I love to do most and that's to teach cooking!

My approach to cooking can be wrapped up in three words - simple, seasonal, and local. But then of course there’s always kind of a Mediterranean slant. I happen to love that part of the world. Maybe that’s because I love recipes that are simple but with great results - without spending hours and hours in the kitchen. Some of my favorite recipes have less than 5 or 6 ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Don't get me wrong - I also love a slowly braised stew with lots of fork-tender meat and vegetables or a luscious fresh berry pie that I spent a few hours to prepare.



Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course

Check back soon for the 2015 schedule.

The art of tequila production has become as intensely intricate as wine-making, but let's face it- wine is fun but tequila is FUN! It became such a passion of mine that I opened Copita, my first restaurant and tequileria!

View Tequila & Tapas

Tequila & Tapas Weekend Cooking Class Course



Taste of Tuscany Weekend Cooking Course

Check back soon for the 2015 schedule.

Tuscany is one of my most popular tour locations for my Culinary Journeys. I teach at a wonderful villa in the heart of the Chianti wine-growing region, in the village of Strada in Chianti, and it is always a sold-out trip.

View Taste of Tuscany

Taste of Tuscany Weekend Cooking Course



Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course

Check back soon for the 2015 class schedule.

I absolutely love teaching in Provence, the southeastern region of France bordering the Mediterranean. The famous outdoor markets of Saint-Rémy and Uzès are always brimming with delicious cheeses, the freshest seafood, gorgeous fruits and vegetables, spices, and are truly a shopper's paradise.

View Party Provence

Party Provence Weekend Cooking Class Course